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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 70

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, September 15, 1999
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2 Palm Beach County Notables Advertising Section, The Palm Beach Post Wednesday, September 15, 1999 HIGH IMT$i Golden achievement Mother's charitable cause is curing diabetes said. "She is an advocate for parents and really is a tremendous support vehicle." llman's son, 11-year-old Zachary, was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was By AMY WOODS Notables Editor Ever since her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, Ellen Ullman has been a mother on a mission. It's a mission that Ullman admits is far from being accom-'plished. As a volunteer committee member for the Diabetes Research Institutes's upcoming World of Hope conference, the 42-year-old Boca Raton woman says there is scant interest from the corporate world in funding the research needed to find a cure. "I am helping DRI try to find sponsors, and I have to tell you that it's a little disheartening the 15 months old. "It was really devastating, initially, because I found out that I had to test his blood several times a day by sticking a needle in his finger and then pushing it out," Ullman said. Then, there was the daily round of insulin shots and a strict monitoring of food intake, she said. Four years ago, Ullman put Zachary on an insulin pump. She said the device has worked so ef- I' J I ill Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches has earned the Golden Summit Award for the 13th year from Junior Achievement National. The award recognizes increases in student participation and financial support of the organization's programs. Accepting the award are, from left, Robert T. Herres, Brian Powers, Lynn and David Nicholson, Daniel F. Turk and Jim B. Hayes. ficiently and has created so much freedom for her son that she wanted to let other parents know Each Wednesday, Notables To submit your organiza- FL 33416-4700, attention Amy features people and events of tion's news, please send press Woods, editor, civic, charitable and cultural releases and photos to: Nota- You also can fax informa- organizations in Palm Beach bles, The Palm Beach Post, P.O. tion to (561) 837-8436 or e-mail County. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, about it. "It makes it so much response I've been getting," Ullman said. "It's going to take a lot of money to cure this insid-i o u s , dreadful disease." Barbara Singer, co-founder of t h e charity, said UU-man's efforts have been invaluable even though easier to manage diabetes, and it Y . di makes life a little more fun," she said. " H e doesn't have to Ellen Ullman's 11-year-old diabetic son Zachary is the inspiration behind her volunteer efforts at the Diabetes Research Institute. ., . ...... aw ' ask the question, 'Do I want another If fiii According to Florida Stale 455.25, the patient and any order person responsible (or payment has the right to refuse to pay cancel payment or to be reimbursed lor Davment tor any otter, .am,naon o, treatment wh,ch ,s performed as a result ol such w.lhin 72 hoursf responding to le advert, semeSDor C orfXed fee ISnolfZlr. GETS Si funding has been difficult to obtain. "She is probably the most active person on the committee," Singer said, "Not only is she finding leads for possible sponsors, but she also is communicating with us what, as a parent, she thinks is important to discuss at the conference." The conference, Oct. 15 through 17 in Miami, aims to bring together those affected by diabetes and spread hope that a cure is out there. "What we want to do is have people leave with hope," Singer said. "We want them to walk away really being excited about what the future holds for their children." . , . As the mother of two children with diabetes, Singer knows what motivates Ullman to volunteer "Ellen has been fantastic," she shot so I can eat ice cream?' " She designed a Web site ( CamelsRFunindex.html) that's filled with pages of information on the advantages of an insulin pump, excerpts from articles about the treatment method, and pictures of children who are on the pump, with letters written by them about their experiences. Ullman said that in the two years she's operated the site, it's received about 15,000 hits. It's her venue for promoting the pump and advocating the DRI. "I know the DRI is so committed to finding a cure for this disease," she said. "I want to do anything I can to help them." High Notes is a human-interest feature that runs weekly. To make suggestions for this column, please contact Amy Woods (at (561) 820-4935 or Permanent tooth replacement Elimination of loose, uncomfortable dentures Advanced reconstructive dentistry Aesthetic crown and bridge w All implant procedures surgical placement to final restoration performed in our office Daniel J. Castillo, D.M.D., P.A. 6910 Lake Worth Road MBEROF; Lake Worth, Fl 3 3467 'ntemationa' Congress of Oral Impfarrtologtst The American Society of Osseointegration 1(561)963-3730 'The American CoBegetfOrallmplantology

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